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Old June 14th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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So i want to do crossover a steering on my 1977 K-5 Blazer and ive looked at the ORD already. It seems kinda expensive for what it really is. I already have a 2 wheel drive box and a tie rod from another old truck thats never been used. All i would need is the cap for the Dana 60 and a left hand thread tie rod, drop pitman arm, and a draglink. How would i measeure the draglink and also know what bends degree bends are in it.Or has anoyne else made there own?

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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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looking at your k5 picture , it does not look like any crazy amount of lift so a straight draglink tube will be just fine, you will however need to also build a track bar with crossover steering or you will run into a issue of the frame moving from the tire resistance before it will start to turn the tires.

i've done quite a few crossover setups , they are pretty easy to do, it looks like you have the basic parts list nailed down.

for a accurate measurement you will need to have the steering arm mounted as well as the pitman arm centered , then you can measure it from drag link tre hole to drag link tre hole and then subtract the length of the drag link ends up to the center of the threads(so you have plenty of adjustment either direction)
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #3
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Ya sorry i should have put what i have also. 4" lift all spring w/ a 2" raised steering block on the king pin and 35" Boggers!
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with that small of a lift you could probably get away with not having a track bar with crossover , its the more arched ones that seem to have the most issues.

a straight drag link will be just fine.
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Ya i wouldn't think you would need a track bar for something like that
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Anyone else run crossover steering that could give me some pointers?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #7
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Anyone make there own?? i read somewhere you can use the f-150/bronco drag link but now i can't find that article!
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with that small of a lift you could probably get away with not having a track bar with crossover , its the more arched ones that seem to have the most issues.

a straight drag link will be just fine.


I've got 4" springs on the front with the ORD x-over and no track bar and it's fine. It does squirm just a little bit, but you'll never notice it driving (it probably doesn't do it at anything other than a dead stop anyway). If I went any higher though, I would consider a track bar.

If you could source the draglink, pitman, and TREs, I'm pretty sure you could buy just the pass. side steering arm from ORD and save yourself some cash.

One more thing you probably already know, but you'd better do some frame reinforcement in the steering box area or the x-over will tear it up in a hurry. This is a 3/4-ton frame:



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I had crossover steering on my buggy before I went full hydro. I still have the arm that mounts to the top of the 60 if your interested.
As far as the arm length I centered my tires so they where straight, centered to gear box in cycle and measured. Then built my crossover arm. I used 1.5 round DOM tube .375 wall I was building a 4 link set up at the time and I had that left over.
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[QUOTE=Positrack;2014500]I've got 4" springs on the front with the ORD x-over and no track bar and it's fine. It does squirm just a little bit, but you'll never notice it driving (it probably doesn't do it at anything other than a dead stop anyway). If I went any higher though, I would consider a track bar.

If you could source the draglink, pitman, and TREs, I'm pretty sure you could buy just the pass. side steering arm from ORD and save yourself some cash.

One more thing you probably already know, but you'd better do some frame reinforcement in the steering box area or the x-over will tear it up in a hurry. This is a 3/4-ton frame:


What did you use to fix it?? Did you use the Bar or the weld on piece??

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